If you had any doubt that Facebook will try to throw the next election to Obumbler (thereby ensuring the collapse of the American Experiment), this should put them to rest.
Chicago libertarian activist Eric Odom has built an active 60,000-member group, but is not being offered an upgrade key. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence got the upgrade for its 1,000-member group. . . . activists’ worries about Facebook’s neutrality are enhanced by Facebook’s reluctance to explain which groups get the upgrade key. . . . The activists’ worries about Facebook’s possible political tilt are fortified by the political activities of its founders and employees. The company’s employees donated heavily to the Obama campaign in 2008, just as did the employees of Google and Microsoft. Facebook-founder Chris Hughes workers as head of the online-organizing campaign for the Obama campaign, while company chief Mark Zuckerberg has declared himself to be an Obama supporter.”
You can bet that no one will hold *ucker-berg to Federal campaign laws. You can also bet that there will be no hue and cry from the Lamestream media. Thought experiment: What if Tom Anderson declared himself to be a Sarah Palin supporter and fiddled with the software to make it easier for Palin supporting groups to link up and harder for Obambots to keep their groups alive? (Stop giggling, it’s a thought experiment!) How long would it take before the NY Slimes, the Washington Compost, the Atlanta Journal- Constipation and other LMS rags get worked up into hysterics?
Glenn Reynolds says, “Use Facebook if you like, but don’t trust them. Ditto Google.” I suppose he is right, but remember both of them strip your personal information from you faster than DSK can strip the clothes off a hotel chambermaid. They do to you what DSK does to the maid too.